If it seems like everyone around you (and in your social networks) are moaning about how tough life is, it might also be true for you. However, there are still people who manage to stay positive and happy in their lives. What is it that they are doing that makes it possible for them to enjoy life despite its problems? Here are some ways:
Complaining only keeps you focused on the negative aspects of your life. No one has it that bad that there is nothing to be positive about. Remember the good stuff going on and spend time with others who think the same way, so you can cultivate the happiness. Hanging out with negative people will also make you more miserable.
This does not just mean being financially generous, but you have to give your time, attention, and even compliments as much as you can. This will make you feel good and will give you more sense of joy and accomplishment at the end of the day.
You can make a list of 100 things you want to do before dying, or simply identify goals and dreams you want to achieve. You can break them down into steps to achieve them and make it happen. Having goals will keep you focused and you will not feel like your life is going nowhere.
Difficulties are sometimes there to encourage you to try harder. Working harder to achieve your goals will actually make your success that much sweeter, so do not give up the second difficulties arise.
If you are addicted to something or you keep doing things that do not really make you happy, just give them up. They just keep you from enjoying life.
Whatever it is that you have fun doing, continue. Not everyone is lucky to have a job they enjoy doing every day, so make a choice to do something fun in your leisure time.
Dance, sing or simply enjoy music in any way you want. Music has a way of uplifting your spirit even when you are down so make sure you save a copy of your favorite songs to bring with you all the time.
With all the negativity on the news and the drama shows out there, sitting on the couch in front of the TV or reading sad things online is not a way to enjoy life. Instead of reading or watching it, go out and live life.
Getting sick is one quick way to get depressed and negative so take care of your health. Being active will also keep you in great spirits all the time, so go out and exercise as much as you can.
Growing and becoming a better person will keep you learning and trying new things. You will never fall into a boring routine that keeps you in a rut.
These are just some of many ways to enjoy life, but by following these very effective but simple steps, you can already find yourself feeling much more optimistic and positive about your life and the future.